Navy rallies to beat Indiana

Hoosiers lose fifth straight
Navy rallies to beat Indiana

Keenan Reynolds threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Matt Aiken with 2:02 remaining as the host Midshipmen erased a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win their third straight game.

After Navy (4-3) was stopped at the 1-yard line and settled for an 18-yard Nick Sloan field goal with 5:30 remaining, the defense forced a three-and-out. Reynolds capped a seven-play, 72-yard drive when he caught Indiana on a blitz and found a wide-open Aiken in the corner of the end zone on third-and-3.

Stephen Houston, D’Angelo Roberts, and Tevin Coleman had rushing touchdowns and Mitch Ewald kicked three field goals for Indiana (2-5), which has lost five straight. Quarterback Cameron Coffman was 25-of-37 for 244 yards and two interceptions.

The Hoosiers scored on their first three drives and led 17-7 after Roberts’s 3-yard touchdown run with 7:15 left in the second quarter. The Midshipmen closed to within 17-14 when Jordan Drake intercepted a Cameron pass and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown with 3:00 left in the half.

Darius Staten’s first career touchdown – a 17-yard burst down the left sideline – capped an 11-play, 81-yard drive and gave Navy a 21-20 lead with 7:37 remaining in the third quarter. After Ewald’s third field goal, Coleman burst in from the 3-yard line to put the Indiana ahead 30-21 with 12:18 to go.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Reynolds, who also had a rushing touchdown, was 8-of-13 for 96 yards. … Houston has scored a touchdown in every game this season and has nine (seven rushing, two receiving). … Indiana has scored 24 or more points in seven straight games during the same season for the first time in school history.